This Paris Life

Expert Insight, Breaking News, and Insider Stories on Real Estate in Paris

We are fortunate to be able to offer for sale, the iconic home of this legendary French fashion muse in St. Remy de Provence.  Images shared graciously by the Catroux family. This year, in 2020, the Musée Yves Saint Laurent Paris is devoting a special exhibition to Betty Catroux, fashion icon and Yves Saint Laurent’s […]

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Most real estate experts are anticipating a drop in property prices due to coronavirus.  This decrease could be more limited in Paris than in other cities.   While the coronavirus continues to spread throughout the world, many worry about its effect on the real estate market.  Before the quarantine, Paris was one of the few […]

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With the growth of luxury real estate on a general decline around the globe, Paris is one of the only world capitals boasting strong price increases.   Paris is on its way to becoming a real estate anomaly. Two different studies concentrating on the international luxury real estate market, published by Savills and Knight Frank […]

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Despite the lockdown, Paris residents have found ways to remain positive and help those in need, while continuing to foster their sense of community.   On Monday, March 16th, French President Emmanuel Macron announced the beginning of a nationwide confinement to begin the following day at noon, inviting French residents to stay home and reduce […]

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What is it like to ‘shelter in place’ in Paris?  It is to be alone, but together all at the same time. You hear your neighbors’ movements and muted conversations through the walls, but rarely see or communicate with anyone.  You can go out with your printed or handwritten note explaining where you are going […]

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In two years, rental investments have jumped 69% in Ile-de-France, according to Century 21. Investors are flocking to Paris.   Rental investments in Ile-de-France are increasing at unprecedented levels. “We’ve never seen anything like it,” says Laurent Vimont, president of Century 21. According to the real estate network, more than one out of every four […]

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The striking, Art Deco glass dome that has graced major Paris department store Galeries Lafayette for more than 100 years will return to its former luster this summer.   Captivating visitors for more than a century, the celebrated dome of Galeries Lafayette promises to shine even brighter after restorative works. Erected in 1912 by architect […]

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For the first time, the French capital is at the top of Barnes’ Global Property Handbook ranking for 2020.  In the Paris luxury real estate market, more and more sales now exceed €30,000 per square meter.   For the first time, Paris has officially been ranked as the most sought-after city by the world’s wealthiest, […]

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In the world capital that is Paris, real estate is in a league of its own.  Incomparable to what’s available in the rest of the world, it forms its own micro market with distinctive characteristics that add to its stability.   “For years now, everyone has been saying that prices and volumes are rising. I’m […]

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More than a sports facility, the future 2024 Olympic Village is a massive urban planning project benefitting Paris’s immediate northern suburbs.  Read on for everything you need to know about the development.   Since the London Olympic Games, there has been a lot of concern regarding the sustainability of Olympic facilities after use.  For the […]

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